You Think Finding a Job in the Bakken is the Toughest Task You Face? Nope, Finding Affordable Housing is Tougher!

In this category we discuss the currently most challenging part of finding work in the the Bakken Basin in North Dakota–a place to live! As tough as the situation can be with folks camped out at SuperWalmart in Williston, and/or sleeping in their cars, help is on the way with thousands of new beds and units under development and construction–but know this fellow job seeker in the Bakken, finding a bed is much tougher than finding a good job!

Is There Housing Available in the North Dakota Oil Fields?

August 30, 2012

<a href=””>Jobs</a> by Indeed The housing situation in and around the oil fields in North Dakota is still very tight. However, there is a significant amount of building going on to catch up with the explosion in the population. If you’re heading to North Dakota to look for a job, you’ll want to find housing […]

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Mancamp Tour In North Dakota

February 11, 2012

<a href=””>Jobs</a> by Indeed A recent informal video tour of Man Camps North of Williston North Dakota by Basin Electrical staff, a good look at some of Mancamps in Williston, and the northern towns. Also some video on the new Oneok Natural Gas Plant being built.

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Walmart Shuts Down Its Williston Parking Lot for Overnight Campers

February 8, 2012

Lots of articles in North Dakota papers the last couple of days mentioning that Walmart has decided to put an end to overnight campers in its Williston parking lot.  Not sure where everyone is going to go now, when I went by there today it definitely had less campers/RV’s than it did the last time […]

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Williston North Dakota Housing Video

January 18, 2012

  I Recently was in Williston to drop a friend off at the train station and took some time to drive through the local neighborhoods to videotape the nice neighborhoods close to downtown.  With an estimated population in excess of 16,000 in a 2010 housing study finding a house in Williston has become a real […]

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Bakken Basin Cheap Housing in Historic Bunkhouse

December 18, 2011

Bismarck Tribune A nice article recently in the Bismarck Tribune about a truck driver/artist who has found himself staying long beyond his original plans in Marmarth North Dakota in a town of approximately 1,500 people.  He has found very cheap housing in an historic bunkhouse used over many years by railroad workers and oil workers.  […]

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City of Williston North Dakota Gets Creative in its Search for Housing–Investing in Apartment Units!

December 18, 2011

In a recent article in the Bismarck Tribune City Officials have apparently discussed investing in close to half the units in a new apartment building in an effort to find more housing for city employees.  Realizing that competing for current and new employees means the Williston has to use subsidized housing as a carrot to […]

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City of Williston North Dakota Working Hard to Find Housing For City Workers

December 16, 2011

An article today in the Bismarck Tribune discussing efforts by City of Williston North Dakota officials to create more housing options for current and future employees of the City.  With prices for apartments, and house rentals skyrocketing this last year and one half, Williston knows it has to invest in apartments so that new employees […]

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Glen Ullin Bans New Man Camps, well kinda!

December 13, 2011

In a recent article in the Bismarck Tribune there was background on the decision by the Glen Ullin City Council to Ban any new “Man Camps” as the City feels their is no way that the City can support these additional housing units for energy workers.  But, apparently the Glen Ullin City Council did not […]

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Tight Williston North Dakota Housing Market Forces North Dakota Game and Fish to Ask for Travel Trailers

December 11, 2011

A recent article in the Bismarck Tribune mentioned that the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking the Williams County Commissioners for permission to put trailers on their property near Williston so that their employees have a home to live in.  With less flexibility to raise salaries and benefits than private companies the State, […]

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Minot North Dakota Housing

November 24, 2011

Minot North Dakota is having a housing shortage this year as both oil field employment and spring 2011 floods have removed a lot of available units from the purchase and rental pool. Minot is the commercial hub for the Norther Bakken Oil Fields along with Williston.

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